Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Bicycle accidents, especially those involving vehicles, can have devastating consequences. A bicyclist is highly exposed, with minimal protection between the rider and the road in the event of a crash. This means life-altering injuries, such as paralysis or traumatic brain injury, and even death can happen in a bicycle accident. If you have been injured while riding a bicycle or if you have lost a loved one due to a crash, you need to speak with an attorney to understand the laws that apply to your situation. Strong Law has a team of bicycle accident lawyers in Tacoma who are ready to answer your questions and help you take the necessary measures to protect your rights. We will fight for you to get adequate compensation for your injuries.
BICYCLE ACCIDENTS HAVE FAR-REACHING CONSEQUENCES
When bicyclists take to the roads, they are highly exposed and at high risk. If you are hit by a car or truck, the risk of serious, life-altering injuries is high. The CDC estimates that every year over 1,000 people die in bicycle accidents. In 2015, close to 467,000 people sustained injuries. The cost of these accidents nationwide is $10 billion a year. If you are among those injured in a bicycle accident, you suffer medical costs and lost productivity. When the accident was due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve to get compensated for your injuries. Working with our Tacoma bicycle accident lawyers will help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 206-741-1053 to get a free legal consultation.
Tenacious Bicycle Accident Lawyers in Tacoma
Strong Law has a team of bicycle accident lawyers in Tacoma who are ready to get to work for you. Our team has a solid reputation for compassion and tenacity. We fight hard for our clients to ensure fair and adequate compensation for their injuries after an accident. A bicycle accident attorney from Strong Law will help you understand your options, negotiate with insurance companies, and explain your rights in the days ahead. Our goal is to help you receive fair, adequate compensation for your injuries, so you can move forward with life.
ACT QUICKLY AFTER AN ACCIDENT FOR THE BEST RESULTS
The first thing you need to do after a bicycle accident is to get medical attention. After taking care of any medical needs, contact Strong Law for a legal consultation, even before talking to insurance companies about the accident. Remember, insurance companies do not have your best interests in mind, and they may not offer you enough compensation without legal representation. We know, because we used to represent them. Our legal team started our careers representing a major insurance company, so we know how they operate and what tactics work best with them.
A bicycle accident lawyer from Strong Law will help you navigate the process ahead to protect your interests and ensure adequate compensation for your injuries. We will dig into the evidence to determine fault and help you build a strong case. Our goal is to serve as your guide while fighting hard for your rights and interests, all pointing toward the best possible outcome for you. The sooner you get the help of a Tacoma bicycle accident attorney in your corner, the better the outcome of your case will be.
ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT BICYCLE ACCIDENTS IN TACOMA, WA
The days after a serious accident can be confusing. Not only are you dealing with the aftermath of the accident and its resulting injuries, but you are also fielding calls from insurance providers and watching your bills pile up. You face questions, and often need answers quickly. Here are some common questions that our clients ask after a bicycle accident.
Who is at fault in a bicycle accident?
Determining fault in a bicycle accident requires knowledge of the accident and its circumstances. Strong Law will work with you to examine evidence and determine where the fault lies. Fault can lie with the cyclist, other motorists, pedestrians, and even government bodies responsible for maintaining bike paths and street signs. A skilled bicycle accident lawyer can help you decide who is at fault and hold those negligent parties responsible for your injuries.
What injuries are common in bicycle accidents?
Leg and arm injuries are very common after a bicycle accident. Sometimes injuries to the chest also occur. Though helmets can protect the skull, concussions are still common because of the strong impact that occurs if someone is thrown from a bike. Many victims suffer cuts and lacerations, and broken bones can increase the risk of blood clots. Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis, can also occur. In the most serious crashes, victims may lose their lives.
How long do I have to file a claim after a bicycle accident?
This depends on who is at fault. If the negligent party is a driver or another cyclist, the state of Washington allows three years from the date of the accident to file a claim. That said, the longer you wait to make a claim, the less success you will have because the evidence is lost and details become harder to prove.
Can I file a claim if I was partially at fault for a bicycle accident?
Yes, even if you share fault, you can file a personal injury claim after a bicycle accident. Washington is a comparative fault state, which means victims can recover damages even if they share fault in the claim. Your claim amount will be reduced by the percent of fault you share in the accident, but you can still receive compensation.
If you have suffered an injury after a bicycle accident in Tacoma, you have many types of compensation possible. These include:
- Compensation for lost wages, including lost earning capacity in the future
- Compensation for emotional distress, mental anguish, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life
- Compensation for permanent disfigurement, disability, or loss of a limb
- Compensation to pay for medical bills, therapy, an ambulance ride, or hospital stay.
The key to ensuring you get all of the compensation you deserve is having the right legal representation. Strong Law is standing by to help you protect your rights. Our team of lawyers works with integrity to ensure the best possible outcome for our clients. We give each bicycle accident victim personalized attention, so they can work through the claim process with confidence, understanding what the next steps need to be. Call 206-741-1053 to discuss your case with a Tacoma bicycle accident lawyer from Strong Law.
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DO YOU NEED A TACOMA BICYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYER?
If you have been involved in a bicycle accident, or if you have lost a loved one because of a bicycle accident, you need the services of a bicycle accident lawyer. Often, accident victims or their families assume that they can simply request compensation from the insurance company and get a fair amount, only to find that insurance companies are quick to try to place blame for the accident on the victim or offer settlements that are far too small. Even if a settlement looks fair at the outset, when you start to count the costs of your injuries, you realize it falls short.
Working with an attorney ensures that you think about all of the potential costs of your injuries, including long-term loss of wages or companionship and the value of your emotional pain and suffering. This protects you from accepting a settlement that is too small and ensures that you are compensated fully for your injuries and their repercussions. Remember, accepting a settlement means you are no longer able to file a lawsuit, so you always need legal counsel before taking the payment. Having an attorney on your side also helps you avoid the temptation to take a settlement that is too small.
By digging into the evidence and making sure that all at-fault parties are held liable for the accident and its injuries, you can get the compensation that will cover all of your expenses, both your immediate medical bills and your future expenses, as a result of the accident. Strong Law has a team of lawyers who have the unique ability to dig into the evidence. We use our insider knowledge of the insurance world to your advantage to work with the insurance company while also strategically improving your position in the case. The end result is better compensation for our bicycle accident clients. We have settled several cases at over a million dollars, and we put the same level of dedication into every case we take.
REQUEST YOUR FREE CONSULT WITH OUR BICYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYER
Strong Law is an advocate for victims of bicycle accidents. If you have been injured, you may deserve compensation, and our legal team wants to make sure you get it. We are standing by to help you and deliver personalized legal attention with care and compassion. Schedule your free consultation by calling 206-741-1053 to speak to a bicycle accident attorney. Reach out today to start building your case and let us fight for you using the full extent of the law. We have offices in Tacoma, Washington; Portland, Oregon; and Salt Lake City, Utah.